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Table 1 Main themes and sub-themes

From: Overweight adolescents’ views on physical activity – experiences of participants in an internet-based intervention: a qualitative study

PA is synonymous with organized sports and exercise PA is important for health PA is fun if one masters the activity
• PA is strenuous training
• PA means competition
• PA is difficult to conduct because of lack of time
• PA is not fun when the weather is bad
• PA is important if one wants to have a long life
• One must exercise to become thin
• PA is necessary to increase fitness and get bigger muscles
• Everyone needs to relax
• PA is fun when one is good at it
• PA is fun when experiencing a feeling of being in the moment
• PA is fun when being together with friends